Would You Like To Help Plan Our National Sports Roadshow?

In February 2016 we will be hosting another National Sports Roadshow, in collaboration with Careers in Sport. Last year’s event was a great success but we are keen to make the 2016 version even bigger and better. As part of that we want to make sure that the programme matches exactly what you – our students, from all of our programmes – would most appreciate. We would therefore like to establish a Student Steering Group to participate in the planning of presentations, activities and invitations to schools and sporting and health organisations.

The Steering Group’s work will mainly be undertaken in October, and it should not be too time consuming. The benefits of membership will be the experience of involvement in the organisation of a national event, the chance to tailor the day to the career interests of you and your fellow students, and the opportunity to network with relevant people and organisations.

It would be great to have representation from all of our programmes. If you would like to get involved, or would like to know more about the Steering Group or the Roadshow, please contact Sandy Willmott.


Gain Coaching Experience On Campus! (Bright Futures Education)

Bright Futures Education are looking for coaches to help them deliver PE classes at the University. Opportunities are available for students from any of our programmes to gain experience in coaching different sports to Year 10 to 13 students over a six-week period. These opportunities may arise throughout the school year, but please register your interest with Sandy Willmott as early as possible. For the first wave of places, please apply by 5pm on Friday 25th September.

Existing coaching qualifications and experience would be a plus but they are not essential. Applicants would need to show evidence of a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check . If you do not have one of these then it would be well worth applying now: it will allow you take advantage of many more opportunities. Please see Gillian in the School Office if you would like more information about DBS applications.

Rugby Performance Analyst Positions (University of Lincoln)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a new team of performance analysts who will be working alongside the University of Lincoln Rugby Union teams. The analyst team will be expected to provide coaching staff with relevant video footage and statistical information from recent matches and occasional training sessions

The ideal applicants should:

– Understand the basic rules of rugby union

– Have an understanding of the role of match and performance analysis

– Be familiar with analysis software and recording equipment

– Be on a University of Lincoln sports course

As this is a brand new role, the successful team will be invited to share ideas and create a platform for future analysts to work on. Transport will be provided to and from matches, and the Human Performance Centre has agreed to provide relevant equipment to the analysts.

To express your interest, or for further information, please contact Chris Fraser by Email 12421422@students.lincoln.ac.uk or Phone (07427) 744788

Funding For Coaching & Officiating (from Lincolnshire Sport)

Lincolnshire Sport support coaches and officials in many ways. Some of these are:

(1) The Lincolnshire Coach and Instructor Network: a free support network that will provide access to information, training events and bursaries. Join now!

(2) Officiating Bursaries: open to anyone who is interested in obtaining officiating qualifications. Deadline: September 30th 2015.

(3) HE/FE Coaching Bursaries: open to students who are interested in getting started with coaching. Applications open on October 1st 2015 and close on November 2nd 2015.

(2) Talented Coaches Scheme: receive extensive training, support and networking to help you develop your coaching experience and skills. many of these events are hosted within our School – as you can see from the photo here – and we had a student in the 2015 cohort. Applications for the 2016 cohort will be open in December 2015.

There are many more resources available on the Lincolnshire Sport website, and we strongly recommend that everyone takes a few minutes to explore the site.

Leicester Tigers S&C Coach Volunteer Intern (Apply Now!)

Leicester Tigers Academy are offering the chance to become involved with their Developing Player Programme (DPP) and the DPP coach development programme. The roles are available to current university students for the 2015/16 season and are a fantastic opportunity to gain Strength & Conditioning experience with rugby union. Interns are needed at a number of venues within the region, including Market Rasen and Newark. We have had students in this programme for the last two years and they have had a really positive experience, taking on leadership roles.

Full details of the internships and the application process are available here: DPP S&C Internship Overview 201516.

If you would be interested in discussing their experiences with the students who have been interns please email us at impresslincoln@gmail.com and we will put you in touch.

These roles start in September so apply now if you are interested!